So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday's Menu

Here is the picture I meant to include for last week's Cashew Chicken recipe. Have I mentioned that I like yellow rice? It was good stuff. If you haven't tried it, you might want to.

Have you ever had those cookies at the Wal-Mart (and other stores) deli? They are white and really soft. They always have a circle of frosting on top. Usually it's yellow unless it is a themed time of year in which case they match the color to the season or holiday. They always have cutout sprinkles on top -- usually they are dots unless they match the current holiday or season. Do you know the ones I mean?

Well, I just love those. I don't understand it but I do. But I never knew what they were called. Usually if I referred to them, I would say pretty much what I just did to you. People almost always knew what I was talking about but no one ever knew what they were called either.

Recently, I came across this recipe. I believe I found it on someone's blog but I honestly can't remember who's. If I find it, I will make sure and update the post. I thought these might be a good knockoff of those cookies. And sure enough, they are.

The cookie is pretty much all about giving you a little frosting I think although it helps a lot that they are so soft. They are ridiculously easy and only have four ingredients plus frosting. Which makes me even more irritated that the deli charges $3 or more for a dozen.

Mine didn't have quite the same flavor but I noticed later that the recipe specifies butter and without thinking I just used margarine. I think you could probably add a little vanilla or almond extract and cover your tracks if you did the same thing and realized it before cooking them.

I made a simple chocolate buttercream frosting that I added a little extra milk to so it would be easier to spread on the cookies but you could use canned or try a different type if you like too.


Melt-A-Way Cookies

3/4 cup cornstarch, sifted
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour

Beat butter and other ingredients until creamy. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely. Frost as desired.

UPDATE: The recipe was on My Blonde Ambitions blog. It can be found here.

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